Bug 436116 (CVE-2008-0890) - CVE-2008-0890 DirServ 7.1: insecure default permissions on jars directory
Summary: CVE-2008-0890 DirServ 7.1: insecure default permissions on jars directory
Alias: CVE-2008-0890
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: source=redhat,reported=20080305,publi...
Keywords: Security
Depends On: 442679
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Reported: 2008-03-05 14:46 UTC by Tomas Hoger
Modified: 2013-08-22 19:53 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-06-25 09:40:33 UTC

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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2008:0173 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: Red Hat Directory Server 7.1 Service Pack 4 security update 2008-03-11 14:30:56 UTC

Description Tomas Hoger 2008-03-05 14:46:10 UTC
While investigating CVE-2008-0889 affecting Red Hat Directory Server 8 / Fedora
Directory Server, it was discovered that Red Hat Directory Server 7.1 RPMS
create directory /opt/redhat-ds/java/jars as world writable, allowing local
users to remove .jar files in this directory and replace them with modified
ones, leading to a privilege escalation.

Comment 5 Tomas Hoger 2008-03-07 09:55:33 UTC
This issue did not affect Red Hat Directory Server 7.1 for Solaris and HP-UX. 
Permissions of jars directory on those platforms were set correctly.

Comment 7 Tomas Hoger 2008-03-11 13:54:52 UTC
Lifting embargo.

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